What Is Boutique Photography?
When you think of a boutique, you may think of a small clothing store or a jewelry shop that offers specialty products and personalized customer service. You may not get the same customer service or quality product if you go to a big box retailer or department store, which is why some people choose to go to these specialty or boutique shops.
Did you know the boutique or “full service” model is applied here at Ashley Herrera Photography? Choosing this model for my business was a huge decision, but to me it was the only choice. The decision to have portraits done is not only an investment of your money, but your time, so it is important to carefully craft an experience and end product to capture those memories in a unique way.
I take a different approach from the "Shoot and Burn Photographer" and believe in excellent customer service with a unique "experience", educating clients on their options, helping with their selections, and creating high quality, beautifully finished products. Finished products may include mounted prints, wall decor, albums, image folio boxes and more. The products I offer are truly the best available on the market. I use several different vendors to order specific products from in order to get the best of the best. Not only are my prints mounted, archival (museum) grade, but the craftsmanship of my products are flawless, guaranteed, and handmade in the USA by other small businesses like me.
So, how does being a boutique photography studio benefit YOU, the client?
The boutique full-service portrait photographer offers a personalized experience and customized products for their clients. From the moment of the first inquiry, it is important that I learn as much as I can about you. I want to know about your personal likes and dislikes so I can be sure the session is crafted to fit your style. Most importantly, developing a relationship with you and your family. We will speak on the phone or meet in person, which will also give you a feel for my personality. The portrait experience is an intimate one so I believe finding a photographer who is personable and whom you feel comfortable with is so important! You wouldn’t do business with somebody you don’t know well, or someone who doesn’t “click” with you.
At Ashley Herrera Photography, I strive to get the best possible photos from each and every session. During our chats, we will craft your ideal session by picking clothing colors to match your child’s nursery or home decor, incorporate family heirlooms or trinkets and finally, choosing locations that match your family’s personality.
Being a boutique photography studio, I maintain a very limited schedule to be sure that your memories are given the personal attention you deserve. You don’t have to worry about being rushed through your session and you can be assured I will not retouch your images hastily because I am backed up with multiple sessions. By choosing to take on a limited amount of clients and/or projects, I give you the highest quality service and product the first time!